posted on Nov, 11 2015 @ 01:21 AM
a reply to: proob4
I lost both of my parents in 2007 and have no living relatives left.
I take it you have no siblings then?
Were you an only child or did your siblings pass away?
It is a hard but simple fact that the longer you live, the more isolated you get (I was going to say "lonelier", though that's not necessarily true
for all of us. I'm one of those people who is happiest in his own company...I used to think it was a curse, but I am beginning to see it as a hidden
blessing as I drift inexorably towards old age).
If it's any comfort, my parents have passed too (2002 and 2009), though I have five siblings still living.
I could never countenance the thought of my parents dying; it was too painful and I would actively push the thought from my mind. I just 'knew' I
would be a broken man, come the sad day.
Yet here I am, years later, getting on with it as though nothing happened. You do get used to things over time, no matter how distressing.
What I find sad is hearing about celebrities of yesteryear passing away, especially those who were happy, avuncular figures to me through the TV
screen as a growing child.
I will feel particularly sad when the remaining Beatles pass away because I've got a stronger emotional bond with this band and their music than most
people do. Through a process of mild brainwashing.
When I was about two, my mother would play Beatles stuff on the record player to keep me occupied while she got on with the housework.